Hi All & Mickey
I would like to know your opinion or views on montessorri education from class I onwards ie rather than switching to traditional schools in class I itself ,let the child continue in montessorri till class II/III/ IV then switch to traditional ICSE/CBSE in class IV/V.
This applies tp kids who did their nursery,lkg,ukg in montessorri.
Will the child be more fundamentally strong in the core subjects,
Will switching to traditional in class IV/V be a problem for the child.
Unlike in US/Europe here in India we do not have montessorri education till grade 10.We have only till Grade IV here then children would need to switch to traditional.
Are there any parents in this forum who have there children in montessorri in Class I/II/III/IV.Would like to know about their experience.
Parents what would be your pros and cons on this.
Mickey you are very active in this forum do let me know your take on this.
Thanks in advance.
I am really not sure how the transition would be after class 4 or 5 to regular schools.
My friend , found it difficult in class 1 itself for her kid when she shifted him to a regular school......
Well, I did speak to one my friends who is running a well known Montessori and she says that kids can cope up very well, if taught in correct manner. It depends a lot on the teachers.
May be the Montessori teachers could throw more light on this.
Thanks Mickey for the reply,but why are'nt there montessori schools till Grade 10 here in India.
What are the reasons,is it lack of directive from the Govt. or the CBSE/ICSE policy is geared more towards traditional education.
There is montessori pre-primary till class VI....but u know we Indian parents........mostly like them to fall in mainstream at Class 1 and before that we pamper and hamper them....the way we feel...montessori method...playwaymethod...waldorf concept...and what not.....
Well jokes apart.......I ahppen to visit Blue Blocks ...and it is a very dedicated montessori school...do attend its Parenting session ...even if u are not seeking admission there(like me!!!)...the good thing is....as last 2-3 months of KG 2...they literally try to make child familiar with the conventional style of teaching...they write on boards and make the children copy....in text books...etc so that the transition is easy for both the kids and the parents....
my child is in M1/KG1/PP1.......watever u want to pronounce. bt acc. to montessorie way he is in 2nd year of preprimary in blue block . its is really nice and proper montessorie house. my son is doing great. i think in present time he is far better in academic than normal traditional school. ya montessorie is a different concept . before joinning i think u sud understand properly the montessorie concept. u can google it or otherwise attend the parentnning session of blueblock. in hyderabad acc to my info there r few motessorie school, who r functionning montessorie way till 3 or 6 , u have to check wid them. one is pragnya montessorie and medha montessorie.
I too like blue blocks a lot...but arent the classrooms too congested....so many kids in one room...during pareting they showed us a video....but the noises from behind...o mine it felt like we will have a headache.....so wanted to know more from u...as I am yet to decide......
But ya pavan goyal of Blue Blocks is awesome....pls reply sincerely ..isnt the child overburdened just bcos he can do many things....??
have u interacted of passed out parents...as how well they coped in class 1 in traditional school??
Hi BeHappy & Arsi
Thanks for the info.
Agree orientation is needed for transition from whichever class it is.
Kids can always cope well but there might be initial hiccups.
@Behappy Montessorri is good that's what I feel ,child once put in montessorri ideally needs to complete from pre-nursery to UKG.
My personal experience with the system is very good till now as my son is in the system past 2 years and now this is his last year into primary. But at this stage i can find minor difficulties with him as i can see, he is not at all intrested to write anything and so his writing skills are very bad which keeps worrying me all day long. Increased strength in the school makes his teacher to give less attention for each child... and Montessori system being a very free environment children, when they dont get attention.. they move around and waste time in playing with other kids and talking. When we go and ask, management says," everything will be fine in a few days, patience is all you need". We are tired of listening to these repeated words.
Coming to transition from Montessori to a regular traditional school... Yes it will be difficult as the child is never forced to read or write.. and so when this starts in traditional school.. child may take some time to adjust.. but i srongly feel that changing at the last year of primary is far better than putting the child into 1st class in a traditional school directly( If you have plans to change ur kid in first class to a traditional school) , as school expects a lot of writing from a first class child which a montessori child can never do.
As a mother I am very much worried and also confused right now for the transition part as, we are afraid the child may not get adjusted. Any other parents who are here, who already changed their kids from a montessori school to regular school? Pls suggest !!
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